Veritas Backup Exec Administrator's Guide
- Introducing Backup Exec
- Methods for installing the Agent for Windows
- Using a command prompt to install the Agent for Windows on a remote computer
- Using a command script to install the Agent for Windows
- Installing the Remote Administrator
- Installing Backup Exec using the command line (silent mode)
- Backup Exec license contract information
- About upgrading to Backup Exec
- Getting Started
- Backing up data
- How Backup Exec catalogs work
- Job management and monitoring
- About the Job Monitor
- About the Job History
- Viewing the job log
- Error-handling rules for failed or canceled jobs
- Alerts and notifications
- Enabling active alerts and alert history to display on the Home tab
- Adding a recipient group for alert notifications
- Sending a notification when a job completes
- SNMP traps for Backup Exec alerts
- Disk-based and network-based storage
- Configuring disk storage
- Configuring disk cartridge storage
- Backup sets
- Cloud-based storage devices
- Amazon S3 cloud-based storage
- Google cloud-based storage
- Microsoft Azure cloud-based storage
- Private cloud-based storage
- About S3-Compatible Cloud Storage
- About the Veritas Backup Exec™ CloudConnect Optimizer
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Tape storage
- Robotic libraries in Backup Exec
- Creating robotic library partitions
- Managing tapes
- Creating media sets for tapes
- Labeling tape media
- Default media vaults
- Storage device pools
- Storage operations
- Conversion to virtual machines
- Configuration and settings
- Using Backup Exec with firewalls
- Deleting DBA-initiated job templates
- Backup Exec logon accounts
- Creating a custom report
- List of Backup Exec standard reports
- Troubleshooting Backup Exec
- Troubleshooting failed components in the SAN
- Generating a diagnostic file for troubleshooting Backup Exec
- Using Backup Exec in cluster environments
- Configurations for Backup Exec and Microsoft Cluster Servers
- Disaster recovery of a cluster
- Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Setting or changing the alternate location for the disaster recovery information file
- Creating a Simplified Disaster Recovery disk image
- Preparing to recover from a disaster by using Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Recovering a computer with Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Integration with Veritas™ Information Map
- Appendix A. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Windows
- About the Backup Exec Agent Utility for Windows
- Appendix B. Veritas Backup Exec Deduplication Option
- Creating or importing deduplication disk storage
- Selecting storage devices for direct access sharing
- Appendix C. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for VMware
- Backing up VMware virtual machines
- About instant recovery of a VMware virtual machine
- About Recovery Ready for VMware virtual machines
- Appendix D. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V
- Backing up Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines
- About instant recovery of a Hyper-V virtual machine
- About Recovery Ready for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Appendix E. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SQL Server
- Backing up SQL databases and transaction logs
- Restoring SQL databases and transaction logs
- Disaster recovery of a SQL Server
- Appendix F. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server
- Backing up Exchange data
- Appendix G. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SharePoint
- Backing up Microsoft SharePoint data
- Appendix H. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Oracle on Windows or Linux Servers
- Configuring the Oracle Agent on Windows computers and Linux servers
- Configuring an Oracle instance on Windows computers
- Viewing an Oracle instance on Windows computers
- About authentication credentials on the Backup Exec server
- About backing up Oracle databases
- About restoring Oracle resources
- Appendix I. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Enterprise Vault
- About backup methods for Enterprise Vault backup jobs
- Restoring Enterprise Vault
- About the Backup Exec Migrator for Enterprise Vault
- Configuring the Backup Exec Migrator
- Configuring Enterprise Vault collections
- Configuring the Backup Exec Migrator to communicate with Enterprise Vault
- About retrieving migrated Enterprise Vault data
- About the Partition Recovery Utility
- Appendix J. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Active Directory
- About backing up Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS
- Appendix K. Veritas Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option
- About installing the Central Admin Server feature
- What happens when CAS communication thresholds are reached
- About job delegation in CAS
- How to use Backup Exec server pools in CAS
- How centralized restore works in CAS
- Appendix L. Veritas Backup Exec Advanced Disk-based Backup Option
- Appendix M. Veritas Backup Exec NDMP Option
- About restoring and redirecting restore data for NDMP servers
- Viewing the properties of an NDMP server
- Viewing storage properties for an NDMP server
- Appendix N. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Linux
- About installing the Agent for Linux
- About establishing trust for a remote Linux computer in the Backup Exec list of servers
- Editing configuration options for Linux computers
- About backing up a Linux computer by using the Agent for Linux
- About restoring data to Linux computers
- Editing the default backup job options for Linux computers
- Uninstalling the Agent for Linux
- Appendix O. Veritas Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About installing the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About establishing trust for a Remote Media Agent for Linux computer in the Backup Exec list of servers
- About the Backup Exec operators (beoper) group for the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About adding a Linux server as a Remote Media Agent for Linux
- Editing properties for the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- Creating a simulated tape library
- Viewing simulated tape libraries properties
- Appendix P. Accessibility and Backup Exec
- About keyboard shortcuts in Backup Exec
- Backup and Restore tab keyboard shortcuts
- Storage tab keyboard shortcuts
Command line switches for silent mode installation of Backup Exec
The command line switches used for silent mode installation of Backup Exec are described in the following table.
The following are general rules for using these switches:
Substitute values appropriate for your environment for the values that are shown in italics. For example, substitute a user name for user.
Enclose the value in quotation marks if it contains spaces, such as "Operations Weekly Backup".
Table: Command line switches for silent mode installation of Backup Exec
Installs Backup Exec using the options that are specified with the additional switches. The /USER:user, /DOM:dm, /PASS:pw switches are required.
Required. Specifies an existing user, domain, and password for the Backup Exec system service account. Silent mode installation does not create a user.
When using /PASS:, if a quote is needed as part of the password, specify it as \". For example, if the password is pass"word, type it as /PASS:pass\"word. If the characters \" are used as part of the password, you must precede each character with a \. For example, if the password is pass\"word, type it as /PASS:pass\\\"word.
Specifies the local path where Backup Exec is installed. Otherwise, the default path Program Files\Veritas\Backup Exec is used.
Installs the online documentation.
Installs the Backup Exec language resource files.
Specify one or more of the following switches with the Backup Exec language switch to indicate which language files you want to install:
The following example shows how the /BELANG switch can be used to install English, German, and Spanish:
/BELANG:"EN DE ES"
Lets you select all install options without installing the Backup Exec software. This option can be used with the /CPF: switch.
Creates a file containing all of the installation parameters provided. Note that the file is not encrypted, which exposes parameters.
Specifies one or more licenses to use for installing Backup Exec and additional features. Licenses are not required to install the Remote Administrator. You may specify up to 99 licenses. If none are specified, then a trial copy of Backup Exec is installed.
The following examples show how the /SLF switch can be used:
/SLF:C:\path\slf1.slf,C:\path\ slf2.slf, C:\path\ slf3.slf
If you install a license for an feature or agent, you must also type a switch that specifies the feature or agent. The switches that specify an feature or agent are included in this table.
Disables the option to send Backup Exec usage data to Veritas over the web.
Automatically initiates a restart of the computer during a silent install or uninstall.
/TD:NEW, ALL, or NONE
None of the additional /TD switches are supported for Windows Server 2012 or later.
/TD:NEW installs tape drivers only for the drives that do not have drivers loaded.
/TD:ALL installs tape drivers for all drives.
/TD:NONE does not install tape device drivers.
To install the Veritas tape drivers in Windows 2008 R2, the Windows driver signing policy must be set to Ignore. However, for Windows 2008 the driver installation fails when the signing policy is set to Ignore. You can install the drivers using Veritas Device Driver Installer (tapeinst.exe) instead. See your Microsoft Windows documentation for more information about the signing policy.
Installs the Backup Exec Database to the specified SQL server.
Specifies if a copy of your current Backup Exec Database should be stored during an upgrade of Backup Exec.
Specifies the location to store the Backup Exec Database during an upgrade of Backup Exec. The folder you select must be empty. A copy of your current Backup Exec Database is placed in the location that you specify and is used if the upgrade fails.
This switch is ignored if the corresponding /BACKUPDATA: switch is not specified.
/DBINSTPATH: SQL Express destination folder
Installs the default instance of SQL Express in the specified folder.
/ADVRT:Backup Exec server name
Installs the Agent for Windows and enables publishing.
Installs the Agent for Windows without publishing it.
/SQLXSETUP:SQL Express Install Package
Specifies the location of the language-specific install package for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express with SP2.
Installs the Library Expansion feature. This feature is not supported for Windows Server 2012 or later.
Installs the Not For Resale Edition. You must enter a Not For Resale license to install this edition.
Installs the Trial Edition.
Installs the Agent for Databases and Applications.
Installs the Agent for VMware and Hyper-V.
Installs the Enterprise Server feature.
You must use one or both of the following switches with the Enterprise Server feature switch to indicate which features you want to install.
Installs the Advanced Disk-based Backup feature.
You must use /ENTSERVER: with this switch.
Installs the Central Admin Server feature.
You must use /ENTSERVER: with this switch.
/MMS:CAS server name
Creates a managed Backup Exec server for use with the Central Admin Server feature.
/CASOPVLLOCAL: <1 or 0>
/CASOPVLLOCAL:1 indicates that device and media data is stored locally on the managed server. Use this switch with /MMS:.
/CASOPVLLOCAL:0 indicates that device and media data is stored on the administration server. Use this switch with /MMS:.
Enables unrestricted access to catalogs and backup sets for restore.
This switch is used with the /MMS:<CAS server name> switch and it replaces the /SSO:<primary server name> switch.
Installs the Agent for Windows.
Installs the NDMP feature.
Installs the Agent for Linux.
Installs the Deduplication feature.
Installs the Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive feature.
Installs the Remote Media Agent for Linux.
Installs the Copy Server Configuration feature.
Provides help on all command-line operations, usage, and special switches.